III. Summary of the Work Immersion Experiences
When I was younger, I always used to think that it may be so much better if days would pass by quickly. It is for the reason of I wanted to mature faster so that I can finally be free from all the loads that school requires me to do. As a senior high school student, I’m doing the one thing that every child dreams of, and everyone else dreads: adulting. Yes, I realize that’s not an actual word, but many people have used it before to describe exactly what I’m talking about: doing responsible adult-like things and being productive. While children may see being an adult as this awesome unattainable thing, actual adults know the true struggles. Many people have gone through what I’m going through now, and I’m just now realizing how stressful it really is, and I’m hating myself more and more for taking on too many things and procrastinating like crazy.
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” As a student, having experienced the 80 hours of work immersion is not as easy as we think it could be. It can be full of hardships as we are new to this and certain adjustments have to be done. Work immersion is a key feature in the Senior High School curriculum and refers to the part of that consists of 80 hours of hands-on experience or work simulation which Grade 12 students will undergo to expose them to the actual work setting and to enrich the competencies provided by the school.
First impressions are always used in setting the tone when you first meet someone. Without the luxury of knowing the persons background, you initially judge someone by the way that person introduces themselves and how they come across to you. By coming across, I mean the way a person carries themselves. For example, if the person comes across as shy and introverted, you tend to think of that person as timid and somewhat weak. However, if that same person comes across as outgoing, confident (but not to confident) and easy to talk to, you look at that person as someone you can count on and possibly a leader. This type of evaluation (even though we all do it) is for the most part not always the right way to evaluate a person.